Future of the Internet

Jonathan Zittrain

Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Co-Founder and Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
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Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.

He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, and as part of the OpenNet Initiative co-edited a series of studies of Internet filtering by national governments, including Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering, and Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Board of Advisors for Scientific American. He has served as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader, and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission. His book The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK — and under a Creative Commons license. Papers may be found at .

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